how to pronounce colorful


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colorful is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of colorful in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a more colorful expletive but public …”

meanings of colorful


  1. Interesting, multifaceted, energetic, distinctive.
  2. Profane, obscene, offensive (usually in the phrase colourful language).
  3. Possessing prominent and varied colors.

colorful frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word colorful occurs in english on average 15.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics colorful can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that colorful can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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